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Don McMillan: Life After Death by PowerPoint

Don McMillan: Life After Death by PowerPoint

What is the cost of a bad PowerPoint presentation? How much money is lost every day because of bad presentations? Top 5 annoyances when listening to a bad presentation. Brought to you by . Brought to you by Twitter Tip: Start Your Tweet with a Period Saturday morning someone asked me why some of my tweets start with a period. I was participating in the New Teacher to Twitter (#nt2t) chat. A twitter chat is an hour long conversation on a particular topic. This means that I am replying quite a bit.

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing. Giving an Oral Presentation : Academic Skills Centre Preparing your oral presentation First of all, think ... Think about what you want to achieve: do you want to inform your audience, inspire them to think about your topic, or convince them of a particular point of view? Think about your audience: what background knowledge do they have about your topic? Do they have any particular interests?

Practice Tests The Spring 2014 release consisted of Performance-Based Assessment tests in English Language Arts/Literacy and End-of-Year tests in mathematics. What's available: Grades 3–11 Performance-Based Assessment tests for ELA Grades 3–8 End-of-Year tests for mathematics Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II End-of-Year tests for mathematics Notes about scoring: The Spring 2014 release has scoring capability built into the tool. PARCC provides answer keys and rubrics. Giving an Academic Talk Giving an Academic Talk Jonathan Shewchuk These are my opinions on how to give a talk (using presentation software or transparencies) in computer science or mathematics, distilled for my students and for students attending Graphics Lunch. I go to conferences, see the same mistakes repeated by many a speaker, and write my reactions here.

6 ways Google Hangouts can make any teacher’s life better As the calendar year changes over, I’ve thought about my most game-changing technology over the last 365 days. I’m thinking about the one I’ve picked up that’s made the most difference. It has to be Google Hangouts, Google’s “video chat but so much more” tool. Google Hangouts often makes me think of the movie “Back to the Future 2″, where protagonist Marty McFly travels — coincidentally — to the far-off year 2015.

Emerging Education Technologies Be sure to share these great resources with your friends and colleagues! Access all of these videos in this YouTube Playlist How to Add “Time Tags” to Youtube Vids (so Viewers can Jump to Tagged Sections)It’s Super Easy to Create These Simple ‘Bookmarks’ so Viewers Can Pop to Different Section of Your EdPuzzle 3 Minute TOOL-torial Add Questions to Videos, Monitor Progress, etc.

I’ve Got Research. Yes, I Do. I’ve Got Research. How About You? In 1847, Hungarian doctor, Ignaz Semmelweis made a remarkable discovery. When doctors washed their hands in a solution of chlorine and water, childbirth fever rates at Vienna General Hospital dropped from 18% to near zero. Offended that Semmelweis implied doctors were killing their own patients, the medical community rejected hand washing as an infection prevention measure, and drove Semmelweis out of medicine and into an insane asylum. 11 Activities Using Infographics & Data to Teach The Election - Create Amazing Infographics! If not, you should be. The election is a treasure trove for infographics and data representation. There are so many things to analyze during election season–candidates, issues, numbers, polls, statistics–this is the infographic lover’s jackpot.

Curing the Reading GERM by Jim Bailey Four years ago I was ready to leave education. I loved my school, I loved my principal, I loved my colleagues, and most of all I loved my students. Unfortunately, I was infected with a GERM, as Pasi Sahlberg calls it, the Global Education Reform Movement. LifeChanger of the Year Position: Secretary to the PrincipalSchool: Slackwood Elementary SchoolSchool District: Lawrence Township Public SchoolsCity, State: Lawrenceville, New JerseyAbout the Nominee: Ana Azhir worked in the Student Services Department of Lawrence Township Public Schools for several years and recently became a school secretary. Ms. Azhir is fluent in both Spanish and English, making her a valuable staff member. Spanish speaking families from throughout the district come to Ms.

10 ways YouTube can engage your classes now YouTube can help teachers and students create powerful, engaging, creative videos. These options can help take your videos to the next level. (Flickr / Esther Vargas) YouTube is a behemoth. Each month, more than 1 billion unique users visit the site to view 6 billion hours of video per month.

All About Balanced Literacy Shared Reading is a link in helping students become independent readers. It allows the teacher to model and support students using prediction and confirming skills. It allows less confident students the chance to share stories/articles/poetry in a non­threatening situation. It focuses on the meaning, fun, enjoyment, characters and sequence of a story and allows them to relate it back to their own experiences.